Does anyone have experience with this online retailer? I like their
selection, but their webpage is rough enough to make me honestly
sceptical. Hate to be nervous, but slick webpages make me feel
comfortable in this world of online scams
This fellow has a good reputation, and has been around for some time. He's
an active participant on at least one forum. Excellent selection of hand
tools. Knows the 'old ways' pretty well.
I'd suggest starting with a modest order, for two reasons.
1) You get to make your own opinion.
2) You can spend some serious change on chisels, planes, braces, saws,
shaves, measuring tools, bits, augers, rasps, etc.
I had been considering Shapton stones, and found this site with a deal
-- got a set of 1000, 5000, and 8000 Shapton Professional stones for
about $205, or about $30 less than buying separate stones from Woodcraft
or about anyone else I could find.
Shipping was fast, no problems at all. Even a note on the invoice from
the owner thanking me for the order, another nice touch. I wouldn't
hesitate to order from them again.
Tattooed and Dusty wrote:
I bought the same set about 2 months ago, I love them. Before was
using scary sharp, with the Shaptons the process is much faster, much
sharper, and less trouble. Not to mention I can take a stone to a
soccer practice and do a set of chisels/blade blades in a matter of
minutes while I talk with other parents or the curious little kids.
Joel was great to deal with, shipping was via fed ex ground, well
priced. I plan to buy from them again. Probably a courser shapton
That's a dead serious topic. I got suckered into giving information to
a fake escrow service. The web site was very slick. I just thank god
that the scam became pretty obvious and that I used some basic
precautions out of habit.
Oh, it's http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com .
Are you sure your browser is OK? In Firefox it is one of the best
commercial websites I have seen. No flash, no animations, no
music, no large images, no popups, all the pages load quickly and
navigation is simple and straightforward.
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